Bato-Balani Foundation Inc. (BBFI) was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 15, 1991, as a non-stock, non-profit organization engaged in the conceptualization and implementation of education development programs. It serves as the CSR arm of First Asia Venture Capital and its affiliate corporations. It was named after Bato Balani for Science and Technology, a publication of Diwa Learning Systems, Inc. BBFI is devoted to help build the nation’s future through educational development. Its main office is located at 6/F PDCP Bank Centre Bldg., Rufino corner Leviste Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City. The foundation has 2 regular staff, 2 project-based staff and 7 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was first certified for 5 years on January 21, 2002 and which ended on January 20, 2007. First renewal was for 5 years on October 6, 2008 and which ended on October 5, 2013.
Its purposes, among others, are, “to be a progressive Philippines with access to quality education for all its people; and to invest in the nation’s future through education development”. To achieve results for everyone in the education sector, the foundation’s programs focused on four major thrusts: Teacher Development (How to be a Highly Effective Teacher and A Tribute to Teachers); School Development (Tulong sa Paaralan-Tulay sa Kaunlaran-an access to quality textbooks, educational materials and multimedia programs and content); Student Development (WIWAG®Business Weeks-a 5-day training concept in business management, etc. and New Zealand Asean Scholarship Program); and Special Involvements (Disaster Response, etc.). Geographical scope of area: Nationwide.